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Ibra injury labelled 'inexplicable'

2014-10-08 14:05
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Supplied)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Supplied)
Cape Town - Sweden team doctor Leif Sward admits he is mystified by Zlatan Ibrahimovic's heel injury which is keeping the Paris Saint-Germain striker out of action.

The 33-year-old started the new campaign impressively with five goals in his first three outings, but has not featured for the Ligue 1 champions since the 1-1 draw with Lyon on September 21.

Ibrahimovic has missed the last three league games for Laurent Blanc's side, as well as the visit of former employers Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League.

The Swedish star is rated doubtful for his country's Euro 2016 qualifier against Russia on Thursday, and Sward admits the problem continues to puzzle the medical staff - even after MRI scans.

"We have carried out medical examinations, and the injury is inexplicable," he told reporters.

"There are no major signs of inflammation, but he feels pain. We don't want the injury to get worse, an Achilles tendon can snap.

"Zlatan is getting better and better, but he won't play with a painkilling injection."

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